Help- front fork oil!


7 replies to this topic
  • zar

Posted December 11, 2006 - 09:42 PM

#1

Does any one knows the recomended SAE size fork oil for the WR 450F 05'?

  • Big Tim

Posted December 11, 2006 - 11:17 PM

#2

Not off the top of my head. But, if you go to the WR performance index (sticky topic) I think I saw "free WR manuals on PDF"

That should help you out.

Good luck

  • pjriss

Posted December 12, 2006 - 06:01 AM

#3

SAE numbers don't mean shit when it comes to suspension oil. Read this: http://www.peterverd...om/lowspeed.htm

  • Wasabi

Posted December 12, 2006 - 06:09 AM

#4

Does any one knows the recomended SAE size fork oil for the WR 450F 05'?

You will be wanting 5w oil mate. :thumbsup:
Use suspension specific oil for best results, there are heaps available.

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  • bg10459

Posted December 12, 2006 - 08:47 AM

#5

I'm using Mobil1 synthetic ATF.

  • saqu

Posted December 12, 2006 - 12:39 PM

#6

By manual it's "01 fork oil", it corresponds to somewhere between 2.5W and 5W by MOTUL. If you can get Öhlins no. 5 oil, it's about it. Check the link
http://www.motul.com..._blendchart.pdf

Sorry here is the better one
http://www.motul.com..._blendchart.pdf

  • SXP

Posted December 12, 2006 - 01:00 PM

#7

I'm using Mobil1 synthetic ATF.


Second that. The suspension action is just so......slick...is the best I can describe it as. This is especially noticeable in back-to-back comparisions between two similarly valved/adjusted bike where one has Mobil 1 ATF in it and the other (as in my test) Kayaba 01 oil. The best part is the Mobil 1 seems to maintain this slick/plush feel even after many, many hours of use. If you do switch from a suspension specific oil to the Mobil 1, you may have to adjust your clickers by one turn from your original settings.

I like it so much in the front, and as I work on my own suspension, I'm thinking of trying it out in the rear shock. I know people are going to say "too thick", but that's what I heard about using it in the front too, so we'll wait and see.

  • pjriss

Posted December 12, 2006 - 05:08 PM

#8

Second that. The suspension action is just so......slick...is the best I can describe it as. This is especially noticeable in back-to-back comparisions between two similarly valved/adjusted bike where one has Mobil 1 ATF in it and the other (as in my test) Kayaba 01 oil. The best part is the Mobil 1 seems to maintain this slick/plush feel even after many, many hours of use. If you do switch from a suspension specific oil to the Mobil 1, you may have to adjust your clickers by one turn from your original settings.

I like it so much in the front, and as I work on my own suspension, I'm thinking of trying it out in the rear shock. I know people are going to say "too thick", but that's what I heard about using it in the front too, so we'll wait and see.


Interesting and it makes sense. I would expect synthetic ATF to outlast pretty much any suspension fluid. I've always had good luck with PJ1 Cartridge Pro 3.5 but maybe next time I'll give the ATF a try.




 
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